If you head along to almost any major gaming or pop-culture expo you'll likely see plenty of cosplay, whether it's the efforts of keen fans or those entering official competitions. Faithfully recreating the look of favourite characters is more than a fun diversion for some, of course, but rather a way of life.

At the top level cosplay is expensive and time-consuming, but for those involved it can also be hugely rewarding. The effort on show can be truly admirable.

A Legend of Zelda-themed blog post over on DeviantArt does a fantastic job of showing off some of the best examples dedicated to the franchise; below are some of our favourites.


Adella

Legend of Zelda Cosplay
Image: Adella
Legend of Zelda Cosplay
Image: Adella
Legend of Zelda Cosplay
Image: LJinto / Adella
Legend of Zelda Cosplay
Image: Adella
Legend of Zelda Cosplay
Image: Adella

tealepirate

Legend of Zelda Cosplay
Image: tealepirate

Kaira27

Legend of Zelda Cosplay

neko-tin

Legend of Zelda Cosplay
Image: Indigoverse Productions / neko-tin

GeniMonster

Legend of Zelda Cosplay
Image: LJinto

fiathriel

Legend of Zelda Cosplay

2Dismine

Legend of Zelda Cosplay

Mystery-Zelda

Legend of Zelda Cosplay

Rei-Suzuki

Legend of Zelda Cosplay

SophieRiis

Legend of Zelda Cosplay

Rinachur

Legend of Zelda Cosplay

nwpark

Legend of Zelda Cosplay

Let us know what you think of these and be sure to check out the full gallery at the link below.

[source techgnotic.deviantart.com]